I could not be more motivated, at 51 years old, , to run my first 1/2 marathon on June 16th in Duluth. One of the many beautiful things that I have learned through running is that we should never take our health for granted. That is why I've chosen the Northern Lights Foundation as my charity for this event.
After the loss of his infant daughter, Ken Larson, DDS, began volunteering his time with several national children’s charities in an effort to give back to other families and children in need. In 2006, he founded a local charity in Duluth, Minnesota with the mission of providing financial support to families with children who have life-threatening illnesses.
He chose the name Northern Lights Foundation (NLF) for this new non-profit organization because his vision was to bring some much needed light into the lives of children and families who were experiencing a dark time.
Dr. Larson has served as President of NLF since the beginning, and his son Michael established a second chapter in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Over the past decade, the foundation has raised more than $350,000 and made grants to more than 160 Northland families. Foundation grants are unrestricted which means families can use the funds for whatever needs they may have.
In order to run at Gramma's, I've pledged to raise $500 for the Northern Lights Foundation. I'm asking for friends to help. Please consider at donation today, so I can reach my goal, raising money for this incredibly worthy cause.
Thank you so much!
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